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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

2014

$277K

2015

$399K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

6,608

2015

8,606

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OMEPRAZOLE 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

75

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 29, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.